Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter O

I started my postcard for the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge just after the revealing of the letter to be used but then the Paralympics began and I had to resume my summer of sport watching. It seems I have done very little else these past few months!

The current letter is "o" and I have chosen the word octagon. Like so many crafters I have a few (thousand) scraps left over from projects and it really is time I started dipping into them to justify the reason for having kept them. I cut the octagons from some scrap background pieces and over stamped them with stamps from a new Crafty Individuals plate that I won for a knock down price on the auction site. The background was brayered using some left over paint from a previous project and then stamped using Distress Ink. The dictionary definition was computer generated.

Postcard recipe
Paper Card 
White recycled card
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint
Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Watering Can
Crafty Individuals CI-207
Definition - computer generated Typewriter font


Julia said...

ooh Maggie, this is beautiful. Choosing octagan for the dictionary challenge word was a very clever idea. I love all the blues and greens and lovely meadow images. This is a great project.

Crafty Claire said...

A lovely page and a great way to use the shapes. Great backgrounds and colour combinations for the octagons xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is adorable, but of course, I had to laugh because you managed to use a dragonfly, which would have made Jane happy. I am really impressed with these octagons, and love how you used leftovers to your advantage, too. Lovely postcard and a super choice of words.

Craftyfield said...

I have this very plate, one of my first with the CI Tree plate! Great use of these scraps, I tend to use them but I always create MORE than I use...

Mickie said...

Super card - thanks for joining in the Craft Barn Alpha challenge and good luck in the draw xx

sally said...

Brilliant idea for the word! Great choice of colours too.